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The Writing Room: Almost Done, Sorta

My book is close to done. I’ve been working on it for nigh on to 13 years now. Can’t imagine what it will feel like to have it done-ish.

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GodsBigBlog: The Hagia Sophia – Where Christianity and Islam Meet

As a Christian living in a mostly Christian country, I’ve never really known how it feels to have one’s faith and its most cherished symbols obliterated by a colonizing force. Until I stepped inside the Hagia Sophia.

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GodsBigBlog: Our Human Ancestors — A Single Adam and Eve Couple?

Does the science of genetics point to a single couple as the common ancestors of all humanity? Check out a post on biologos.org for some thoughtful answers.

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Guest Post From Jon: Does “Under God” Belong in the Pledge of Allegiance?

A Federal Appeals Court has ruled that the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance does not violate the First Amendment. Since so many of our public schools have children recite the Pledge of Allegiance each morning, isn’t that tantamount to religious indoctrination in the schools?

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A Case of the Human Condition: Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder – But What If There’s No Beholder?

A flowering tree grows hidden in the canyon below our house. If no one sees it bloom, is it beautiful? Without a beholder, can there be beauty?

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